Staff Backend Engineer

San Francisco, CA /
Engineering /
Covid-19 Update: Business is booming and JetFuel is still growing!  In an effort to help flatten the curve, we are conducting interviews for all candidates remotely until further notice.  The entire team, including new hires, will resume working out of the San Francisco office once it is deemed safe to do so. Stay healthy and stay safe!

At JetFuel, we are building the creator economy by providing creators with the tools they need to grow, monetize and thrive in the digital advertising space. Today, this means building a best-in-class platform that provides monetization opportunities, strategies and data-driven content development tools to drive long term growth for our advertising partners and, most importantly, the creators. 

About Product Engineering at JetFuel 
Engineering at JetFuel is different, by design. We are product engineers, first and foremost. We value shipping a product to our customers that creates an immediate and meaningful impact in their interactions with our platform. We place far less of an emphasis on using the most trendy engineering frameworks, technologies or topics - we prioritize user experience and the inherent value of iterating over purity of product. The product engineering team works in a highly collaborative environment with the business stakeholders, directly negotiating requirements without the added layer of a formalized product or program management department. Engineers join JetFuel for the focus on product, the ability to ship lots of products, fast, and the no-ego, level-disregarding collaboration that is fostered across the entire company. Our founders still actively push code and launch new features, we aim to embody the “no job is too small for me” mindset. 

What You'll Do

    • Architect, design, and implement backend services, including the core APIs and functionality on our mobile application, web application and internal services
    • Partner with the Growth, Media, Community, Creator and Advertiser Teams to ideate and execute nuanced features and products for the creator economy 
    • Drive and own the delivery of software components from inception to production
    • Partner with fellow product engineers to review code and improve code quality 
    • Continuously deploy, maintain and scale our cloud-based infrastructure

What You've Done

    • Significant experience architecting, designing and implementing backend services including a strong command of API design and scalable distributed systems
    • Shipped several consumer-facing products, ideally mobile-first products with web application 
    • Experience mentoring and developing engineers with or without a formal leadership title
    • Meaningful exposure to frontend development and mobile development challenges, enough to have opinions around technical choices that impact backend architecture

Bonus Points!

    • Experience implementing machine learning-enabled product features on an existing platform
    • Significant experience launching iOS and Android applications
    • Past experience leading product engineering teams or ad-hoc project teams
    • Experience working in an early-stage startup environment
    • Programming experience with any of the following: Swift, Objective-C, React/Redux, Kotlin, Go
Why join JetFuel?

Engineering at JetFuel is truly product engineering, not simply implementing what the business stakeholders request to hit milestones along a product roadmap. As an engineer at JetFuel, you will have meaningful and immediate input and impact across the technical platform and our overall business. Our core values truly reflect our actions, down to the speed of our interview process and commitment to having fun and enjoying the work we do. 

Our Core Values 
Do It, Yesterday
Find a Way
Always Question
Do What Works
Enjoy The Ride

We believe in providing an inclusive environment that fosters psychological safety and freedom to fail, fast. To that end, we are excited and committed to providing a breadth of benefits and perks for our employees. A brief highlight of these benefits can be found below: 

Comprehensive health, vision & dental plans
Unlimited vacation policy (we make sure you actually use it as well!)
Flexible work schedule 
New work laptop of your choice and budget to set up your work-from-home office
Once we return, a goldfish friendly office!

JetFuel promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone.